How Breast Surgeons Correct Inverted Nipples

Breast Surgeons Can Correct Inverted Nipples

Many women desire cosmetic changes to their breasts, and one of the most common procedures performed by breast surgeons is correcting an inverted nipple.

Detroit area double board certified breast surgeon Doctor Ali has enhanced, restored and repaired hundreds of women’s breasts, giving them the appearance and the self confidence they desire. In this article he discusses breast inversion correction surgery.

What Is an Inverted Breast Nipple?

An inverted nipple is a nipple that protrudes inward, instead of outward. It can look flat, mishappen, or even appear to be a sunken hole where the nipple would normally be located.

Nipple inversion is more common than most people realize, affecting at least 2% of all men and women. Some people are born with inverted nipples, while others have nipples that become inverted later in life due to breastfeeding, a tumor pulling the nipple inward, trauma or other conditions.

An inverted nipple can cause embarrasment during intimacy, in the locker room or fitting room, or any time a woman’s breast may be seen. In addition to cosmetic concerns, inverted nipples can also sometimes cause functional problems, such as making breastfeeding difficult.

How Breast Surgeons Correct Inverted Nipples

Breast surgeons can perform a simple and routine surgery on the nipples that restores a natural appearance. There is usually no to very little scarring, and the milk ducts are not affected for future breastfeeding.

During inverted nipple breast surgery the surgeon reshapes the nipple and areola so that the nipple projects out from the breast. This changes the appearance of the breast and still preserves the sensitivity of the nipple. Certain procedures also make sure the milk ducts are still working so that women can still breastfeed afterwards.

What to Expect After Nipple Correction Surgery

You will feel some discomfort for a few days after surgery, but this is easily managed with pain medication. After the Nipple Correction Surgery, some bruising and swelling is normal, but this typically only lasts for a few days.

You will be encouraged to begin walking around on the day of surgery, and can return to work as soon as you feel well enough. Many patients return to work as early as a day or two after surgery. Any stitches will generally be removed about 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure.

Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity as well as sexual activity for a week or two. You should also avoid exposing the resulting small scars to the sun for at least six months. Sunlight can permanently affect the skin’s pigmentation, causing the scar to turn dark. If sun exposure is unavoidable, use a strong sun block.


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The first step in correcting an inverted nipple is to have an examination and evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Ali can work with you to develop the best possible plan for your particular needs. In most cases, nipple correction requires minimal recovery time.

If you’re concerned about an inverted nipple or would like more information about our nipple correction procedures, contact Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

The vast majority of women who choose to get breast surgery, including nipple correction, report that their new breasts help them feel more self-confident, feel better about their bodies, and give them a greater feeling of well-being.

Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali offers a breast surgery consultation to help you learn about your options and decide if breast implants are a good option for you.

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The Stigma of Plastic Surgery

The Stigma of Plastic Surgery Is Going Away

Bloomfield Hills, MI– Plastic surgery. The phrase alone used to make people immediately link the term with others like fake, plastic, silicone, or not genuine. However, with nearly 16 million plastic surgery procedures done each year in the U.S. alone, it’s clear that many people are opting for something shunned a few decades ago. The stigma of cosmetic and plastic surgery is decreasing as time goes on, and this is good news for many people.

Detroit plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali says, “The days of stigma for plastic surgery are over. With so many procedures available to patients today, it’s easier than ever to attain the body you’ve always wanted.”

Whether it’s a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, a facelift, or any other procedure, plastic surgery has come a long way. The options are virtually limitless, and people around the globe are taking notice. Since the year 2000, overall plastic procedures have increased 115% in the United States, and are still on the rise.

Many celebrities are now openly discussing the work they’ve had done, as they know they’re far from the exception anymore. Nowadays, one in five women report actively considering plastic surgery, with a growing number of procedures available.

What Are the Barriers to Plastic Surgery and How Can They Be Overcome?

“Plastic surgery can be a wonderful solution to a problem area or to help with self-confidence,” says Dr. Ali. “While it was more expensive and problematic in the past, it’s come a long way. Modern-day procedures are done by very experienced, highly-qualified surgeons, leading to fewer complications and better outcomes.”

Barriers to plastic surgery, for most people, include one or more of the following:

  • Cost
  • Recovery time
  • Fear of:
    o    Pain
    o    Complications
    o    Death
    o    Looking worse than before
  • Worry about not finding a good doctor

“Overcoming fear can be difficult for many patients,” Dr. Ali sympathizes. “However, if you find a board-certified, qualified plastic surgeon with great reviews, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.”

Many practices now have plastic surgery financing plans for people who are worried about costs. If the procedure is deemed medically necessary, that can help with insurance coverage. For example, a rhinoplasty (nose restructuring) can sometimes be done to help improve one’s breathing.

“Know that for most people, plastic surgery is a wonderful opportunity to have the body you’ve always wanted,” Dr. Ali encourages. “While it might set you back slightly in the short-term, in the long run, you’ll be very glad you did it. And don’t forget: You’re in good company!”

To get started on your new body, make an appointment with Dr. Ali today! If you prefer, you may also call 855-335-7200 to speak with the office directly.

About Us: Detroit-based Dr. M. Azhar Ali is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has done over 6,000 procedures.  He and his team are competent professionals who are well-versed in many types of surgery. The outstanding staff at Dr. Ali’s Plastic Surgery Center and Amae MedSpa offer experienced, compassionate care to all patients.

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How To Choose the Right Breast Implants for You

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Once you decide to undergo a breast augmentation, there are many other questions to consider. What size breast implant is right for you? Should you choose silicone or saline implants? Should the incision be under the arm, underneath the breast or at the bottom of the areola?

Luckily, Dr. Ali, a plastic surgeon in MI, can walk you through everything you need to know to ensure you have the most beautiful and natural looking result.

“Many people assume that when having their breasts done, bigger is better,” says Dr. Ali. “But that isn’t always the case. Most women don’t just want bigger breasts, they want breasts that look in proportion to the rest of their figure and that look and feel natural. And that’s where the experience of the plastic surgeon comes in.”

Your plastic surgeon should be able to walk you through everything you need to know to make the best decision for you. The first decision many women have to make is whether to choose saline or silicone filled implants. Both have advantages, and disadvantages, that will depend on the look you desire.

Silicone implants are made of a durable, elastic silicone shell and filled with a medical grade silicone gel. The consistency is close to that of a natural breast, and these can come in a variety of sizes, shapes and surface textures.

Silicone implants tend to be ideal on women who are very thin, or those who have little to no fat to hide the implant. Silicone implants are softer and often ripple less.

Silicone implants have been safely used for more than 50 years. From 1992-2006, the FDA restricted the use of silicone implants to only mastectomy patients. However, no reliable studies found any cause for concern with the use of silicone, and the FDA lifted their restrictions in 2006. Extensive clinical studies are continually done to ensure the safety of these implants.

Saline implants are also made from a durable, elastic silicone shell, but the shell is filled with a highly sterile saline solution. During a saline breast implant procedure, the implant is placed under the breast pocket while it is still empty, and then filled to the pre-determined size. That means the patient requires a smaller incision to insert the implant in the chest.

Saline implants are adjustable, meaning your surgeon can adjust their volume during surgery to ensure ideal size and symmetry. Each implant has a recommended fill level as determined by the manufacturer. This is to limit the rippling and wrinkling that can occur from an under-filled implant, and the firmness that would occur from an over-filled implant. Saline implants are more prone to rippling because the saline can shift depending on the position of the women.

One disadvantage of saline implants is that they can rupture or deflate. The solution is harmless if it should leak into the body, however, leaks are not common.

When determining the size of the implant, the patient will discuss their goals with the plastic surgeon. There are several factors that go into a surgeon’s recommendation for implant size.

  1. Current body shape and size
  2. Natural breast shape and size
  3. If the patient desires a natural or fake look
  4. If the breasts currently sag or droop
  5. The amount and health of natural breast tissue that exists
  6. Physical activity and lifestyle of the patient.

You’ll then discuss with the surgeon the profile you’d like to achieve following surgery. Do you want a lower profile implant that, while producing a fuller breast, lays flatter to the body? Or would you prefer a higher profile implant that will create a more prominent looking breast?

Many women go back and forth on what size implant they desire. In fact, this is often the most difficult question the patient faces. Your surgeon will allow you plenty of time to make the right decision for you. This will include trying on sizers so you can see firsthand how the different sized implants look on your body.

Determining where the implant should be placed, either under the subcutaneous breast itself or under the chest muscle, will be informed by your desired look and the current anatomy of your breast to determine which placement will be most successful.

Placement under the muscle offers a more natural look, less visible rippling and allows your natural breast tissue to be more easily read in a mammogram.

Placing above the muscle offers a less painful and quicker recovery time, and a more rounded looking result. However, it increases the chances for capsular contraction, makes the implant more visible and easier to feel, and increases the risk of visible rippling.

The placement of your incision will largely depend on the type and size of implant you’ve chosen, as well as the skill of your surgeon. While an incision will be visible, a skilled surgeon will place the incision in an inconspicuous location and ensure it is barely visible.

Undergoing a breast augmentation is a personal decision, and should be informed by the expertise of a well-trained plastic surgeon. Together, patient and doctor can ensure the most beautiful outcome.

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Get Bikini Body Ready Now!

Bloomfield Hills, MI – The temperatures may be dropping outside, but if you are thinking you might want to have plastic surgery before summer rolls back around, now is actually the perfect time to do it.

“Getting bikini body ready can’t happen overnight,” says Dr. Ali, a Michigan plastic surgeon. “And if you aren’t seeing the results you want after diet and exercise, and are thinking about a cosmetic procedure, it’s important that you take into account recovery time. Recovery from most procedures isn’t instantaneous, and you’ll want to be sure you are pain-free before scheduling vacations or beach trips. So the earlier you plan your surgeries, the better.”

So what are the top surgeries that can help you be ready for summer?

1. Liposuction
Lipo slims and reshapes specific areas of the body through removal of fat deposits. It also can improve the proportion and contour of your body. The best areas for liposuction are the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, inner knee, back, neck and chin, calves, and ankles. It can take several months for the swelling associated with liposuction to fully subside, so be sure you plan your procedure accordingly.

2. Breast augmentation
If you would like fuller breasts to fill out your bikini this year, a breast augmentation can provide beautiful results. The initial recovery period is several days, but it can take a few weeks for the pain and swelling to subside, and for you to see the final results.

3. Breast lift
Breast lift procedures continue to increase in popularity for women who simply want to rejuvenate their appearance. The procedure will not significantly change the size or shape of the breast, but will help a woman regain the youthful appearance and firmness of her breasts. It can take a month or more for all swelling and bruising to go away and for the results to be visible.

4. Brazilian butt lift
If you want a fuller, rounder butt to fill out your bikini bottom, a Brazilian butt lift is your answer. Fat is removed from other areas of your body, and re-injected into your buttocks. The result is a fuller, rounder and lifted bottom that is beach ready. It can take at least three weeks to recover from a butt lift procedure, during which time you can’t sit on your backside.

5. Tummy tuck
A tummy tuck is a great way to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, while also stretngthening weakened or stretched stomach muscles. The result is a smoother and firmer looking belly. Many women, especially those who have had children, love the results a tummy tuck can provide. Recovery from an abdominoplasty can take a few weeks.

“It’s ideal to have one of these procedures a couple of months prior to wanting to be bikini ready,” says Dr. Ali. “That way, you have allowed yourself ample time to fully recover, you will no longer experience any pain or swelling, and your incision will have begun to heal and fade.”

If you have tried diet and exercise and just can’t get the results you want, cosmetic surgery can provide you with the look you’ve worked hard for. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today.

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Plastic Surgery – Erasing the Stigma

Bloomfield Hills, MI – There used to be a time when a visit to the office of a plastic surgeon was hidden and even lied about. For years, plastic surgery had a negative stigma associated with it. But that’s not the case any longer, as statistics show that the number of Americans seeking out cosmetic procedures continues to increase.

“In 2014 alone, Americans spent more than $12 billion on plastic surgery, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons,” says Dr. Ali. “Not only that, the number of male plastic surgery procedures increased nearly 43 percent. More people are realizing that there shouldn’t be any shame or embarrassment associated with having work done.”

Plastic surgery has been around for quite some time. In fact, ancient Egyptians are said to have played around with reshaping the nose, and in the 1700s British physicians visiting India brought back techniques that would lead to the modern day nose job. The first recorded breast augmentation was performed in 1895, and the first breast implant materials were used in 1899. The first formal training program in the United States was established at Johns Hopkins in 1924. And Hollywood stars were visiting the surgeon’s office as early as Hollywood’s golden age in the 1930s and 40s.

For years, people, especially those in Hollywood, tried to hide their visits to their surgeon’s offices, though.

“For some reason, in the earlier days, and even until rather recently, plastic surgery has carried a negative image,” says Dr. Ali. “While it can certainly be overdone, most people who get plastic surgery procedures are doing it to improve their lives. Certified and trained plastic surgeons work hard to better the lives of our patients.”

In 2014, Americans had a total of 15.6 million procedures, both minimally-invasive and surgical. The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as we see great strides in technology and procedures. This creates more options for patients looking to improve themselves.

And for those who think people who turn to plastic surgery are simply trying to recapture their youth, that’s not necessarily the case. When asked why they opted for surgery, many women often state they have a desire to look more refreshed and to look on the outside the way they feel on the inside. That doesn’t necessarily mean looking like a 25 year old again.

“Plastic surgery has advanced so much that we can accomplish beautiful and natural looking results, without it even really looking as if you’ve had work done,” says Dr. Ali. “Years ago, it was much more obvious to tell who had visited a surgeon. But today, we can help you achieve a more refreshed look that will often leave people wondering if you had surgery, or if you’ve just been taking better care of yourself.”

And this, perhaps, is why we are seeing the number of procedures performed continuing to increase. When your best friend suddenly has a relaxed, glowing look and seems to be enjoying life more than ever, it can be hard not to want the same thing for yourself.

“I tell my patients all the time that plastic surgery should be done for one person and one person only – themselves,” says Dr. Ali. “It is such a joy to watch someone become truly happy once again after a procedure. If you hate looking in the mirror every day, your life will begin to suffer. And there is simply no reason why that should be, and I love seeing that the stigma associated with my work is falling away.”

If you’re ready to discover the power of plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today.


Are you a candidate for breast enhancement surgery?

Breast enhancement surgery is the number one cosmetic surgery in the U. S. today. Over 300,000 procedures were performed in 2013 – so you are not alone if you are contemplating it. What are the issues you should consider?

First, you must be physically and mentally healthy, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of surgery. If you are battling anxiety or depression, or if you are in a rocky relationship, breast augmentation surgery is not the solution.

If, however, you are bothered by the changes that have occurred in your breasts over the years, from pregnancy, weight loss or aging, you may be the perfect candidate. Volume loss in the breast is very common, and there is no way to effectively re-build it through exercise or medications. Some women notice a flattening of the top of the breast; others are disappointed with their breasts’ elongated appearance.

Some women are naturally small-breasted and would like to have bigger breasts. Most women who choose breast augmentation increase their size by one or two cups. Hollywood starlets and supermodels might go for the knock-out effect, but it’s not the typical Mommy Makeover.

If you think breast augmentation might be right for you, seek a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Ali, to perform the procedure. Dr. Ali will meet with you and formulate an individualized plan that takes into account your body frame and your desired outcome. His kind and compassionate nature, and his experience and expertise, will guide you to a successful outcome. Contact Dr. Ali today!


Is Winter a Good Season for Cosmetic Procedures?

While it is safe to get cosmetic surgeries and procedures done at any time of the year, many people favor the winter and spring months. There are quite a few benefits to selecting the cooler months to take the steps to your best self!

Are you considering a surgery like breast augmentation or liposuction? The colder months may be the best time, as it’s easier to conceal swelling and wraps under bulkier clothing. Additionally as it’s typically a more sedentary time of year, it’s more conducive to resting and healing.

Perhaps you are doing something topical like a chemical peel? The winter months are perfect, as not only does this procedure allow you to get rid of the dry, dull winter skin but it also makes it easier to avoid direct sunlight during recovery. And, if you have kids, recovery is much easier if they’re still in school.

And finally, making improvements in the winter months insures you’re ready to go when spring arrives.